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God's Wife

Sunday, December 25, 2011

This came to me in an email today. I have heard most of it before, but thought others might enjoy it, too. Don't know if the contest thing is accurate or not. (Also...the share it with everyone comment is part of the email...not my message).
A beautiful collection of stories. It would be wonderful if more people were like that. We know that when Jesus' rule is firmly established there will be no more want or need and everyone will be loving and caring In the meantime.....

Subject: God's Wife

God's Wife
especially number 5 (Yes! it's the best!!)

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once
Talked about a contest he was asked to judge.
The purpose of the Contest was
to find the most caring child.

The winner was:

1. A four-year-old child, whose next door
neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old Gentleman's' yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his mother asked him what he had
said to the neighbor, the little boy just said,
'Nothing, I just Helped him cry.'


2. Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were
discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture had a different hair color than the other members. One of her students suggested that he was adopted.
A little girl said, 'I know all about
Adoption, I was adopted..'

'What does it mean to be adopted?', asked
another child.

'It means', said the girl, 'that you grew
in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy!'

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3. On my way home one day, I stopped to
watch a Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was
'We're behind 14 to nothing,' he answered
With a smile.

'Really,' I said. 'I have to say you
don't look very discouraged.'

'Discouraged?', the boy asked with a
Puzzled look on his face...
'Why should we be discouraged?
We haven't Been up to bat yet.'

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4. Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot
in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott.

Jamie was trying out for a part in the
school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen..

On the day the parts were awarded, I went
with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement..
'Guess what, Mom,' he shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me....
'I've been chosen to clap and cheer.'


5. An eye witness account from New York
City , on a cold day in December,
some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old,
was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering
With cold.

A lady approached the young boy and said, 'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'

'I was asking God to give me a pair of
shoes,' was the boy's reply.

The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.

She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed
his little feet, and dried them with the towel.

By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks.. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him
a pair of shoes..

She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, 'No
doubt, you will be more comfortable now..'

As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her:

'Are you God's wife?'


Hope this put a smile on your face it
Sure did mine!

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JOYCEATH50 12/31/2011 10:57AM

    Very sweet and encouraging. emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 12/27/2011 5:13PM

    A treasure! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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MARIE4950 12/27/2011 4:14PM

    My heart is hUGE. Thanks for sharing and I will send it on.

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GAMOMMY3 12/27/2011 1:53PM

    Very sweet!

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LOVINGMYSELF101 12/27/2011 1:16PM

    Aw, almost made me CRY! How beautiful. I read that one about Leo Buscaglia before, he is amazing.

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AIMEESINGS 12/27/2011 10:46AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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CINA-MINI 12/26/2011 1:07PM

    Tears are flowing. I have read them before too, but they are so "feel good"!

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CELEST 12/26/2011 4:53AM

    Thats just so beautiful. Besides 5 I just loved the attitude of positivity in 4. Wow a lesson learned.

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TATTER3 12/25/2011 7:12PM

    Thank you! Keep Sparkin'!!

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STEADFASTNSEE 12/25/2011 6:45PM

  I've heard em all before but they ALL bear repeating. You can read all of these, I believe in various "Chicken Soup (for the soul)" books. LOTS of "AWWWW's" HUGS

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    Thanks for sharing that. It really lifted me.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/25/2011 6:30PM

    I've had this one several times before. It always brings a lump to your throat.

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Turkey soup

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Well, I finally cooked one of the turkeys I bought last year at terrific sale prices! emoticon We have been enjoying it for dinner and sandwiches. Yesterday while I was at work, DH called me and asked if I wanted him to burn the turkey carcass I had in the refrigerator. BURN IT!!! NOOOO! Gonna make soup!

Today I am home and began the clean-the-carcass job. I apparently did a much better job first time around than I had thought since there was very little left to use for making soup. I have gleaned all I could...and decided not to break up the bony part to fit into my pot. gleanings are in the pot and simmering along with onion and celery. I have carrots emoticon (forgot to add right back). I have also removed all the congealed fat and then put the jellied broth into the pot. I have added one soup-bowl of water to cover. emoticon

Now, the question I have for YOU: What do you suggest I add in addition to what is already simmering?

I am thinking brown rice in or with it would be good. Seasonings? Other add ins? It already smells good in here...dinner is hrs away still. emoticon

Any great ideas or suggestions?

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BOOKWERME 12/13/2011 8:10PM

    Thanks Carol. Got the rice...a wonderful blend of brown and wild rices...and the celery.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/13/2011 7:30PM

    Celery, mushrooms, turnips, a little potatoes or even rice and barley. Just made one yesterday myself. Yummy

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LOVE2WALK1 12/13/2011 4:24PM


Rosemary is one of my fav herbs to put in turkey and chicken soup. I have a big bush in a pot in the backyard that gives off the most lovely aroma. Even though I'm low carbing it....nothing tastes better than egg noodles in soup. Also, you can take some of the cooked vegees and whir them in a blender and return to the pot to make a more chowder like consistency. you have me craving turkey again!

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BOOKWERME 12/13/2011 4:15PM

    Have added a large clove of garlic (on a toothpick so DH can have it later) and a rice blend that I water enough to cook the rice if it were a reg. pot of rice. DH just called to tell me he is going out to dinner with friends (and son) from work...Figures, but OK by me.

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CINA-MINI 12/13/2011 3:22PM

    I make a soup that is kind of a turkey soup. I add black beans to it. (I rinse them really well before adding)

I hope it turns out yummy! It sure sounds yummy!

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GAMOMMY3 12/13/2011 3:18PM

    Always need to add garlic! And curiously, something that helps soups sing (especially creamy soups) is nutmeg (small amount.) Also love rice in it. Really, you could throw in just about any veg you have sitting around. I made some soup last night with left over chicken. My kids love raviolis so I threw in some frozen cheese raviolis too. They loved it. Let's see, I had the chicken, broth, garlic, carrots, onions, broccoli, raviolis, a dash of nut meg, and some Italian seasoning (seemed to go with the ravioli!). Oh, an a bit of Parmesan cheese. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Hope you enjoy yours. emoticon

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BOOKWERME 12/13/2011 2:13PM

    Never even thought of garlic. Good idea!

I did check the Sparkpeople cookbook for some ideas, too.

Right after one of the holidays I was in the grocery and found fresh turkeys on a clearance sale...I think about 20 lbs for $4.00 (about 20 cents a pound) I bought two (already had a bargain turkey in the freezer). Turkey is expensive in SA? And yet you got to try that turducken thing? How curious!

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CELEST 12/13/2011 1:51PM

    Turkey is not something I eat readily, purely because of the cost. You got yours on special so that's great. I'm a garlic fan so my suggestion would be lotsa garlic.

Oh btw I recently ate son Daniel had been telling me about his and then suddenly I found some at a really good price, so bought it and we all had some. If I had my eyes closed and didn't see the lable, I would have just thought we were eating chicken quite frankly.

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"Fiber for life"

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine August 2011 page 180

Fiber for Life

You know that eating roughage keeps you regular; now comes word it could help you live longer too. In a 9-year study, researchers at the National Institutes of Health followed more than 388,000 volunteers ages 50-71 and discovered that women who consumed the most fiber were 34-59 percent less likely to die from infections, heart disease, or respiratory illness than those who ate the least. Although more research is needed to figure out why, study author Yikyung Park, Sc.D., says fiber might work by controlling inflammation, lowering blood lipids, and steadying blood sugar. One note: commercially made foods that are fortified with fiber, such as some brands of yogurt and crackers, were not accounted for in this study. For now, stick to plant-based sources with naturally occurring fiber, such as grains, legumes, veggies, and fruits.

21 grams of fiber recommended daily for women over 50. Bran flakes contain about 5 grams per serving.

So now the big question...AM I eating enough fiber? (I know I am not)! Are YOU?

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STEADFASTNSEE 12/15/2011 9:44AM

  I do what Joyce does but not three times a day. I add Metamucil Clear and Natural to my oatmeal before I pop it in the microwave. AND I eat an apple WITH the meal. But I do have to watch out for the processed stuff.. I am still not good with that. Oh and WATER to wash it through. Which reminds me. I need to get some... HUGS

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SUNNYWBL 12/11/2011 6:14PM

    Yes! I average over 50 grams per day. Just don't eat processed food! Fruits, veggies and whole grains have plenty of fiber!

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JOYCEATH50 12/1/2011 1:03PM

    I started using Metamucil before every meal (3x a day) and my stomach problems got much better. It has helped alot with cramps and stuff. So if you have trouble getting enough fiber, it is a very good alternative. It taste kinda like pulpy orange juice. Joyce

Ps: Metamucil comes from 100% Natural Psyllium and is gluten free.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/29/2011 10:21PM

    Nope, I rarely get enough.

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HESSNER 11/29/2011 10:12PM

    Yeah, fiber and I have had a working relationship for a while. Honestly, if I don't have enough I can really feel it and its not great. I am going to start having a smoothie every day to help me get in my servings of fruit and veggies and am hoping that will help. I also need to upgrade my morning breakfast, great suggestion on the bran cereal.

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SHILOWI 11/29/2011 9:24PM

    I've read numerous articles that say artificially added fiber is useless and may even be bad for us. Natural, plant based sources are best.

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Life of Flowers

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I have received this via email several times. Thought I would see if I can share it with you. It is lovely...and interesting.

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LOVINGMYSELF101 11/26/2011 6:15PM

    This made me smile, thank you. Aren't Jehovah's creations so wonderful? Juliette watched it too. Thanks for sharing...

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CELEST 11/25/2011 7:44AM

    I got it from Carol and Laurie....gorgeous hey!

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BOOKWERME 11/24/2011 8:23PM

    I received it from my step-mother back in Oct...thought I had forwarded it to you among others. Funny now to get it from you. HUGS.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/24/2011 8:00PM

    Beautiful isn't it. It does work too.

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The only place to live

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Friend on FaceBook posted a link to a quote. I like it...

Prevention Magazine
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” -- Jim Rohn

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SUNNYWBL 12/11/2011 6:10PM

    Too true!

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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 11/24/2011 11:55AM

    No better way to say it - for now! ;-)

But I can imagine when Jehovah will make our bodies completely perfect. I've often pictured those with deformed or missing limbs just waking up one day with a completely new (and fully functional) limb(s) and what that might be like for them. For those with extra weight - why wouldn't he do something similar and they too will just one day awaken with a body of normal size?! :)

But for now...
this is the only body we have so we'd best take as good care of it as we possibly can!

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CLAUDEM1 11/23/2011 8:31PM

    I always wanted a big house... but if my body is the only place to live, I'd like a teeny-weeny one, please.

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